Paul F. McQuade is Co-Chair of the Global Patent Prosecution Practice and focuses his practice on intellectual property law and government contracts, counseling both commercial and federal sector clients on improving their competitive position through intellectual property procurement and enforcement. Paul conducts intellectual property audits and due diligence in acquisitions and prepares and negotiates licensing, research and development and collaborative agreements between private parties and with government agencies in contract procurement and other transactions. He has litigated patent infringement and trade secret cases in a number of jurisdictions and has lectured and appeared in articles concerning intellectual property enforcement, data rights and software licensing.
Early in his career, Paul served as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which courts, respectively, have national jurisdiction over patent appeals and significant government contracts matters. He also served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice (Commercial Litigation Branch, Claims Court/Federal Circuit Section).